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Zara Name Meaning

Italian: habitational name from the Italian name for the city of Zadar on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia. Italian: in Sicily possibly from a variant of za(g)ara ‘orange flower’ or in Venezia of Zadra . Spanish: from the female personal name Zara (see Sara ). Possibly also Basque: topographic name from zara ‘thicket’. This surname is not found in the Basque Country.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Bara, Fara, Kara, Gara, Vara, Sara, Zarra, Mars, Hora, Tara

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Where is the Zara family from?

You can see how Zara families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zara family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Zara families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Zara families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 63% of all the recorded Zara's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Zara families in 1911.
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What did your Zara ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Zara. 30% of Zara men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Zara women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zara were Shipping Clerk and Domestic. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    30%
  • Miner
    17%
  • New Worker
    10%
  • Shipping Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    60%
  • Domestic
    40%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Zara. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 425 military records available for the last name Zara. For the veterans among your Zara ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zara lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Zara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Zara in 1953 was 49, and 92 in 2004.

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